In a complicated fight in a densely populated city such as Mosul, civilians will die. But under international humanitarian law, belligerents must do all they can to protect them.
Man-made forest fires have already tripled Indonesia's carbon emissions this year, but there's not much the government can do about it.
Eurosceptics have long believed that David Cameron's "renegotiation" will be an exercise in smoke and mirrors - and on this evidence, they're probably right.
Dr Mitu Khurana has taken her husband to court for allegedly testing their twin girls' gender before she gave birth, then trying to make her abort them.
A new report has found that there are only twenty transgender elected officials currently in office at any level across the globe.
A new wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank shows that without a return to peace talks an all-consuming war is inevitable.
Euroscepticism, recently confined to the right, is back in fashion on the Left, argues Edward Carden.
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch was sent to the death camp as a child. Music saved her.
The only UK resident still being held in the military prison will finally return to the UK.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, of female punk protest collective Pussy Riot, on the danger of UK conservatism, living in Moscow, and how the middle-class anti-Putin movement is waning.
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